For Thanksgiving we went to one of our daughters..I wanted to give her a little hostess gift.. and we ..all 3 of us girls:) like these little cocottes....
Any make really:)
Susan had just posted her Baked Caramelized Onion Spread and I thought..why not put her spread in the new cocotte?:♥
The above is unbaked of course..I made some croûtons to go with~
I added the recipe in the handle..because I know my kids will love this..they loved Susan's other baked onion dish..(I am now embarrassed to say it's the same..just caramelized..I never had!)
All dressed up for the feast~
Another thing I brought were cupcakes for the kiddies..Sugar pie for the adults.. You may remember last year Susan had sent me the cute liners and headers:) The boys are older this year..I knew they would get a kick out of them~Noah..right away!
So ..a lot of thinking of Susan Sunday ....Here is her recipe..but at her site..you will find the printable version~♥
Thank you Susan~
I know you must be very happy w/ your own little pumpkin this year..bigger than last year too:)
Baked Caramelized Onion Spread
After making this many times, I've increased the onions and cut back a little on the cheese and especially the mayonnaise with no damage to the great flavor of this recipe. (The original recipe calls for equal amounts of sliced onion, cheese and mayonnaise)
2 cups sliced Vidalia, Walla Walla, or other sweet onion
1-1/2 cups Swiss, Gruyère or Jarlsberg cheese, shredded (I used Jarlsberg this time)
3/4 cup mayonnaise (I always use Hellman's Light)
Some cayenne for ‘kick’, about 1/2 teaspoon
Sauté the sliced onions in a heavy frying pan over medium heat with a little olive oil until soft, translucent and golden (don’t let them burn!).
Mix the caramelized onions with the shredded cheese, cayenne and mayo and pour into a shallow, oven-proof dish.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes or until golden and bubbly.
Garnish with parsley and serve with fresh baguette slices or an assortment of crackers.
Footnote..I have to say the kids were resourceful..No room in the oven for the veggies and potatoes and Susan's dip..Alain went straight to the BBQ and the last 3 items were cooked to perfection on time~ Thankfully the weather was clement..
The smile of the evening..was when Jacques,my husband,very French,but speaks English beautifully..looked at the stuffed bird and said "Oh a Thunderball♥"..Yes instead of Butterball..so this will be the Thunderball year~
We had live music.. live action..:) W/ 6 children and 4 of them being under the age of 5..it was chaotic at times..both my daughters handle chaos well..:) Very well..
Adamo and Giulianna are so sweet and so grown up..and just are so nice.:)The small ones IDOLIZE them..
The best gravy in the world was served.. Chef Frédérick.. kicked up J's gravy a notch by amalgamating some corn starch w/ wine.. adding it.. a touch of brown sugar..and a Whiskey..Si bon!!♥